This guide shows you how to deposit a lot of coins, or exchange them for euro bills. The German term is Bargeldeinzahlung.

At your bank

You can deposit your coins at a deposit machine (Einzahlautomat). They are next to other cash machines, usually near the entrance of the bank. The money will go in your bank account.

  • Commerzbank
    You can use the Commerzbank coin machines for free. Search for Commerzbank branches with Einzahlautomaten.
  • Comdirect
    You can use the Commerzbank coin machines for free1, 2. Search for Commerzbank branches with Einzahlautomaten. You get 3 free deposits per month1.
  • Deutsche Bank
    You can use the Deutsche Bank coin machines for free. Search for Deutsche Bank branches with Bargeldeinzahlung am Automaten. If you deposit coins at the counter, you will pay a fee1, 2.
  • N26
    You can use CASH26 to deposit coins. You must roll your coins first. It's not a good way to deposit a lot of coins. How CASH26 works. The fee is 1.5% of your deposit. It's better to return coins at the Bundesbank.
  • Sparkasse
    You can use the Sparkasse coin machines for free1, 2. Search for Sparkasse branches with an Ein- und Auszahlungsautomat. You also deposit coins at the counter for a 7.50€ fee1. If you have a lot of coins, you might need many bags1.

If your bank does not have branches in Berlin, you can deposit coins at the Bundesbank.

At the Bundesbank

If you bring your coins to the federal bank (Bundesbank), they will exchange them for free1. You will get euro bills in return. This is the best way to exchange a lot of coins1.

  1. Bring your coins to the Bundesbank in Charlottenburg. You don't need to roll your coins1, 2. Just put them in a bag.
  2. Take a number and wait until it's called. You don't need an appointment.
  3. You will go in a small booth. They will give you a box. Put your coins in the box, and they will count them.
  4. The employee will give you euro bills.

I have done this. It's very easy. You don't need to speak German.

At Coinstar machines

There are Coinstar machines in many supermarkets. When you put your coins in a Coinstar machine, you get a coupon. Bring that coupon to the cashier. You can get money back, or use the coupon to pay for groceries1.

Coinstar machines have a 9.9% fee1. It's the most expensive way to exchange coins.

Map of Coinstar machines ➞

Coinstar machine in a German supermarket
A Coinstar machine in a German supermarket